If ever a match promised goals, it is the one between Sunderland and Hannover 96 at the Weserberglandstadion in Hamelin this evening.
With five games gone in their pre-season schedule, the German side have scored 59 goals at an average of almost 12 a match.
Starting off with a 9-1 win over Harz Elite XI, die Roten followed up with 22-1 and 21-0 wins over TSG Emmerthal and TSV Limmer respectively, before recording a 3-3 draw against Sturm Graz and a 4-0 victory against Banik Ostrau.
If nothing else, this demonstrates that Hannover’s forwards are in good touch in front of goal, and while Sunderland’s returns are more modest, they have nevertheless scored in both their pre-season friendlies so far.
With this in mind, the best bet for the Hannover v Sunderland match could be on there being more than 3.5 goals scored, which is available at odds of 31/20.
A successful £25 free bet on there being more than 3.5 goals in the match, available to new customers who sign up for a bwin account, would return £63.75.
As for who will win, Sunderland boss Steve Bruce is wise to the fact that his side are going into the fixture as underdogs.
Hannover finished fourth in the Bundesliga last term, while Sunderland could only manage tenth in the Premier League.
“If you finish fourth in the Bundesliga you’re a good team, so we know what to expect. We’re going to come up against a very, very good team,” he commented.
Hannover go into the match as 91/100 favourites to win, while a Sunderland victory is priced at 23/10.
One bet to avoid would be in the match ending all square as Hannover only picked up three draws in their 34 league matches last term.
For the record, a draw is available at odds of 5/2.
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